Carlo Gebler

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Culture Night is ‘a social opportunity to get out and enjoy the city, as well as the art, in a festival atmosphere’

For one night each September, we become a nation of culture lovers. In this parallel universe, people queue to get into museums, line up outside galle(...)

Coming up in this Saturday’s Irish Times, Bernard-Henri Lévy talks to Lara Marlowe and Ian McEwan is interviewed by Jonathan McAloon. John Boyne write(...)

‘When the Good Friday Agreement was painstakingly achieved I felt it had an almost poetic complexity,’ writes Michael Longley. ’You might say that today Northern Irish politics more often resemble bad prose.’ Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Two quotations – possibly (maybe even probably) the two best-known poetic references to the Troubles and peace process – are cited a number of times i(...)

Aloys Fleischmann (left) playing chess in Oldcastle Camp, Co Meath. He was interned as an “enemy alien” during the first World War.

When Ireland found itself at war in late 1914, hundreds of German men who were resident here had to be arrested as “enemy aliens”.   However ino(...)

Colum McCann: I feel like I have a dozen jobs but they all are pulled magnetically towards the one that truly matters. All these jobs and pastimes funnel, eventually, towards the thing that keeps me going: the act and art of storytelling. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Last month, I went to a talk at the Dublin Book Festival: Writing for Young Adults and Children – Eoin Colfer, John Connolly and Marie-Louise Fitzpat(...)

His former wife, Edna O’Brien, fictionalised him: he’s Mr Gentleman in The Country Girls and Eugene Gaillard in The Lonely Girl. In her recent books h(...)

John Banville tackles perhaps the gallery’s most famous piece, Caravaggio’s The Taking of Christ (1602). His meticulous, erudite account somehow makes us see an overly familiar masterpiece anew.

In 1944 George Bernard Shaw wrote from England to Thomas Bodkin, a former director of the National Gallery of Ireland, to ask whether the institution (...)

Alex Higgins is to be the subject of Eoin McNamee’s next novel, Hurricane, supported by a £15,000 grant from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

A musical about Lough Derg, a fiction based on the life of snooker star Alex “Hurricane” Higgins and a novel about a small-town weekly Northern(...)

Declan Hughes: ‘Writing is a confidence trick. You’ve got to keep on the right side of positivity.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It’s the one question to which every aspiring author needs an answer: how am I going to get this book published? Writing is an intensely private act: (...)